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Dr. J Rula, MD

Dr. J Rula, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 60


Dr. J Rula, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in general surgery.


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(480) 969-4138

Dr. Rula accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
CopperPoint Mutual
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
SCAN Health Plan
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Rula's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rula performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Rula performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Parathyroidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rula performs Parathyroidectomy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Rula performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy
Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rula performs Hernia Repair more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rula performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rula's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Disorders
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mass
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide the highest quality surgical care with an emphasis on advanced surgical procedures and technology. To help patients reduce there down time from surgery with advanced procedures.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Phoenix Integtrated Surgical Residency General Surgery
Residency Hospital
1985
Phoenix Integtrated Surgical Residency General Surgery
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Mississippi
Medical School
1980
Millsaps College
Undergraduate School
1989
1985
1984
1980

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2009
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2003
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2010

Dr. Rula's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rula

4.0

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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(7)

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Dr Rula is very professional in his approaches and his knowledge is with out exception. Very courteous, nice and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend DR Rula for any concerns you might have.
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Dr. Greg Rula and his team did an amazing job on my surgery and recovery. I was really nervous about my first surgery, but everyone was very nice to me and really helped to put my mind at ease. He did very well making sure my surgery went smoothly and I could not have gotten a better surgeon then...Read More
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Dr. Rula has operated on two of my sisters, my wife, and most recently ( March 2018) he removed my thyroid. He also consulted with my mother (83) for a hiatal hernia and utimately recommended/choose not to move forward with surgery at that time, however, if surgery is eminent Dr. Rula will be her...Read More
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Dr Rula does a wonderful job at explaining your condition, the procedure/surgery (if needed), and your treatment options.
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Just got a thyroidectomy from Dr. Rula and could not be happier with the results. Relatively little post-op pain, small incision, and it looks like I'll be back to normal in no time.
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